The ‘Everest’ Post Production Team Reveal How They Reached the Highest Point of Creativity

By in Pro Mixing, Video Editing

On Tuesday September 22nd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (London Office), together with Pinewood Studios Group and Avid, will be hosting a Q&A panel discussion with the post production team of Everest. After watching the movie at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, they will discuss the creative process, editorial workflows, and reveal some behind-the-scenes secrets.

The Ham Yard Hotel screening room in London

Live Twitter Coverage

Join @Avid on Twitter that same day at 9.30 PM BST (check your local time) for a live coverage of the discussion panel with editor Mick Audsley, sound designer and supervising sound editor Glenn Freemantle, sound design editor and re-recording mixer Niv Adiri, and sound re-recording mixer Ian Tapp. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in-depth and behind the scenes information on creating this amazing feature film.

Mick Audsley

Mick Audsley is a British film and television editor with more than 30 film credits. Audsley has had a notable collaboration with the director Stephen Frears and edited Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Dangerous Liaisons and lnterview with the Vampire among others.

Glenn Freemantle
Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor

Glenn Freemantle is a British sound editor and sound designer with over 130 credits. He won an Oscar for Best Sound Editing for his work on the film Gravity at the 86th Academy Awards.

Niv Adiri
Sound Design Editor and Re-Recording Mixer

Niv Adiri, born in Kfar Vitkin, Israel, is an Academy Award winning sound engineer. Adiri and his fellow sound engineers won the BAFTA Award for Best Sound, and won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the 2013 film Gravity.

Ian Tapp
Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ian Tapp is a British sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the film Slumdog Millionaire. He has worked on over 120 films since 1987.

Michael Kelly as Jon Krakauer in Everest. Credit: Universal Pictures

“From an editorial point of view, it’s very much a team effort. Media Composer allows us to collaborate on a level that I could never have imagined.”

— Mick Audsley, Editor

BAFTA award-winning editor Mick Audsley faced his own mountain of challenges retelling the stories of the ill-fated alpine adventurers on Everest, including receiving, managing and cutting a huge volume of footage to ensure a seamless collaboration between director and editorial team. Embracing Avid Everywhere, Mick relied on solutions from the Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite, powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, to take us on a journey to the highest point on earth.

Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) leads the expedition in Everest. Credit: Universal Pictures

“We’re all storytellers, and we rely on Pro Tools to create the next big moment of excitement with immersive sound. Avid Everywhere allowed us to seamlessly collaborate with Mick to really make the audience feel like they’re experiencing this terrifying storm on Everest.”

— Glenn Freemantle, Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor

Avid Everywhere also enabled Oscar-winning British sound editor and sound designer Glenn Fremantle and his team to collaborate with Mick Audsley to bring Everest to life, relying on Avid Pro Tools. The team faced continuous trials whilst bringing the sound of the mountain to life, including recreating the natural elements of the mountain and the storm, and re-recording the entire dialogue of the movie.

Don’t Miss this Event

Watch the on-demand video webinar of the Q&A Panel Session with the post production team of ‘Everest’ as soon as it comes available.

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